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Veronica spicata

Spiked speedwell

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.3m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.5m
  • Growth HabitBranched clump
  • Flower ColourLavender, blue, white
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Veronica spicata (Spiked speedwell). This is a clump-forming perennial which is grown for its dense spikes of tiny blue, white or lavender flowers which will rise above the toothed, glossy foliage.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Speedwell

Origin

Europe to Turkey, C & E Asia

Interest and use

Border. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun, Part shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH9.0 to 5.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are moderately frost hardy. They will thrive in average, well drained soil with full sun, and are easy to grow but do not allow the plants to dry out.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the autumn or spring, from cuttings in summer or by division in early spring or early autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May suffer from downy mildew, powdery mildew and leaf spot.

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